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Martha Joan Blake, age 70, passed away Friday, September 18, 2015 at her residence. She was born February 18, 1945 to the late John Triplett and Dolly Triplett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Blake; a sister, Louise Triplett Price; and a brother, Clifford Triplett; one grandson, Matthew Rich.
Her hobbies were flower gardens and being with her grandkids. She was a member of Rainbow Mennonite Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Samantha and husband Michael McDaniel, Linville, NC, Judy and husband Loren Garland, Mountain City, TN; one son, John Blake, Mountain City, TN; a very special sister, Margaret and husband Walter Adams, Mountain City, TN; one brother, Johnny Triplett, Mountain City, TN; grandchildren, Josh Rich, Justin Garland and wife Amanda and Joseph Cody Blake and fiancé Robyn Denine Barker; and great-grandchildren, Cayden Rich, Mileaha, Jaida and Noland Garland and Hayley, Tyler and Cory; special friends, Tisha Vaught, Vicki Price, and Nancy Martin. The family would like to also extend a special “thank you” to her caregiver, Joanie Lowe, for taking such good care of Martha.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. from Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel with Rev. Gary Gambill officiating. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. prior to the services. Graveside services were conducted on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. from Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Justin Garland, Josh Rich, Joseph Blake, Bronson Triplett, Timmy Price, Peyton McDaniel, and Kenny Ray Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Rainbow Mennonite Church, Justin Allen, Johnny Triplett, Walter Adams, Loren Garland, Michael McDaniel, and Earl Price.
At other times friends may call the residence at 1121 Triplett Road, Mountain City, TN.
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Professional services for the Martha Blake family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.